An easy and classic Southern cornbread recipe shared by Tomunda, a really neat lady from Alabama. If you don’t have your own signature cornbread recipe, Tomunda will share hers with you.
This is a story of friendship and food.
Recently our company underwent a complete software transition. I have only been through one of these events one other time in my career. In a time when every single productive step relies on computer software, an overhaul can stop you in your tracks.
Tomunda and her team arrived as promise to walk us through the transition with ‘at the elbow support’. This is super important as the type of software we work with normally is not that intuitive. It is nothing like an app you download that you can just ‘figure out’. It was a real blessing to have her here.
When I found out the team was mostly from the deep South, I quickly changed the topic of conversation to something really important. Food.
Before moving to Texas, I lived in North Carolina for four years while I was stationed at Ft. Bragg. I remember how passionate my Southern friends were about food. They were passionate about eating food, cooking food, talking about food and sharing food. It’s a huge part of the culture.
Naturally, we bonded over talking about food. Cornbread was a hot topic. While Trenton reluctantly admitted he liked Jiffy Mix (Can he lose his Alabama citizenship?), Tomunda was gracious enough to share her classic Southern cornbread recipe with us.
Full confession, I have never made cornbread from scratch before. I vaguely remember making cornbread from Jiffy Mix once. If I had known how easy it was I would have made it often. It is perfect with my husbands prized chili recipe. I will be making this more in the future.
Tomunda likes her cornbread simple but she did say that we can add stuff to it.
‘Some people like to add a lot of sugar or corn, or even cheese’ she said.
She strongly suggests using buttermilk over milk and she really likes the corn meal mix that has the baking powder in it already.
However it is that you like your cornbread, please share your recipes with others. Sharing recipes makes the World a whole lot smaller.
You can make cornbread more moist and less crumbly by:
- Using buttermilk instead of milk.
- Add sour cream to your wet ingredients.
- Add creamed corn or frozen corn.
- Add grated cheese.
- Add an additional egg or two.
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